Standard Array Tape™
Array Tape™ is a continuous polypropylene strip, serially embossed with reaction wells in customized volumes and formats including 96- and 384-well arrays. Array Tape™ is thin (0.3 mm) and flexible, which allows 200 microplate equivalents (76,800 reaction wells) to be spooled onto a single, compact reel (90 mm wide by 560 mm diameter). It’s a highly automated, flexible microplate replacement for high throughput screening that allows for a streamlined lab process.
Array Tape™ can be manufactured using polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate and other substrates. Currently, our system is optimized for polypropylene-based Array Tape™, which is an excellent substrate for processes that include wide changes in temperature, such as storage at minus 80°C and PCR thermal cycling up to 99°C. Polypropylene-based Array Tape™ also has excellent properties for the long-term storage of novel chemical compounds. We will work with you to create customized Array Tape™ and Cover Seal with chemical properties and price-points to meet your goals.
Reaction Volume – Reduce Reagent Costs by 80-90%
Current applications support routine sub-microliter reactions (≤ 800 nL). These fluid volumes are significantly less than microtiter plates where the minimum practical reagent volume is approximately 5µL in a 384-well plate. The smaller reaction volumes in Array Tape™ reduce reagent costs by 80-90% compared to microplate-based systems.